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An experienced arbitrator, mediator and attorney in employment, labor, commercial, franchise and health matters who is on the panels of the American Arbitration Association, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the National Mediation Board, and the Coal Arbitration Services, District 22 and serves as an Independent Hearing Examiner for the Texas Education Agency.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 40%
    28 years, 330 cases
  2. Arbitration: 40%
    28 years, 400 cases
  3. Corporate: 10%
  4. Intellectual Property: 10%
    35 years

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6440 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 825
Dallas, TX, 75206-4973


TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197608/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who Legal, Texas 2008 (Arbitration)Law Business Research Ltd2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Adjunct ProfessorUniversity Of North Texas2009 - Present
Shareholder/DirectorHamilton & Hartsfield, P.C.1994 - Present
Shareholder/DirectorMiller, Hiersche, Martens & Hayward, P.C.1991 - 1993
Of CounselMiller, Hiersche, Martens & Hayward, P.C.1988 - 1990
Associate General CounselTGI Friday’s Inc.1981 - 1988
AssociateCarrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal1977 - 1981
Briefing AttorneyTexas Supreme Court1976 - 1977
Ltjg.U.S.N.R., Judge Advocate General Corps1973 - 1976
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Mediation Board Arbitrator PanelMember2012 - Present
Coal Arbitration Services, District 22Arbitrator2011 - Present
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Arbitration PanelMember2010 - Present
Texas Education AgencyIndependent Hearing Examiner2009 - Present
International Mediation Institute PanelMember2009 - Present
FINRA Mediation PanelMember2007 - Present
Texas Mediator Credentialing AssociationCredentialed Mediator2004 - Present
FINRA (formerly NASD) Arbitration PanelMember1994 - Present
American Health Lawyers Association, ADR PanelMember1993 - Present
College State Bar of TexasMember1991 - Present
American Arbitration Association Mediation PanelMember1989 - Present
American Arbitration Association Arbitration PanelMember1989 - Present
Dallas Bar AssociationMember1977 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1976 - Present
Texas Bar FoundationFellowN/A
Dallas Bar FoundationLife FellowN/A
DART Authority Trial BoardHearing Officer2008 - 2010
Publication nameTitleDate
Investigating Employee ConductInvestigating Employee Conduct2014
Association of Attorney MediatorsMediation in Texas1997
Business & Legal ReportsHR Audit: How to Evaluate Your Personnel Policies and Practices1995
Business & Legal ReportsHow to Write Your Employee Handbook1994
Business & Legal ReportsEmployee Benefits: Compliance Made Simple1989
Personnel Law UpdateMore Litigation Over Health Benefits1989
The Lawyer’s BriefWays to Reduce Workers’ Compensation Claims1989
Texas Bar JournalSettlement with Employees1989
American Corporate Counsel Association DocketWage and Hour Audits1988
Texas Bar JournalNegligent Hiring1987
Business & Legal ReportsEmployer’s Guide to the Immigration Reform & Control Act of 19861987
Texas Bar JournalPreservation of At Will Employment in Texas1986
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Harvard University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1976
Texas A&M UniversityMathematicsBS - Bachelor of Science1973
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Magic of MediationWe All Know the Magic of Timely and Great Questions, But Are They Ethical?2014
Mediation Week 2014Stories Mediators Tell: The Good, the Bad, The Ideal!2014
AAM NTX CLE MEETINGEthical Guidelines for the Mediator's Questions2014
37th Annual Labor-Management ConferenceMeasured, Metered and Monitored2014
New-to-In House CounselInvestigating An Employee's Off Duty Conduct2009
Advanced Consumer and Commercial Law CourseWinning in Arbitration: A Panel Discussion2008
Southwest Regional ConferenceHow to Do Employment Arbitration Effectively & Efficiently2005
Arbitration TrainingArbitration Advocacy2005
Personnel Law UpdateFLSA and Texas Wage and Hour Update 20042004
Personnel Law UpdateBest Practice in FMLA Administration2004
Arbitration TrainingRepresenting Your Client in Arbitration2004
Arbitration AdvocacyA Guide to Case Preparation & Presentation in Arbitration2002
Management TrainingConflict Management for Supervisors & Managers2001
Annual ConferenceEmployment Mediation: A Panel Discussion2001
Personnel Law UpdateMediation and Arbitration: Cost Effective Solutions for Improving Employee Relations1999
Personnel Law UpdateKeeping Disputes Out of Court and Raising Employee Morale: Strategic Use of Peer Review Panels, Mediation and Arbitration1998
Multistate Labor and Employment Law SeminarMediation in Employment1995
Current TopicsMediation in Employment1993
Construction Law Section MeetingMediation in Construction Disputes1991
Annual ConferenceRecent Employment Law Development1989
Annual ConferenceWage and Hour Audits1989
Dallas Chapter Monthly EventDrugs and Alcohol in the Workplace1987